5 Famous Murder Cases Involving Athletes

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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has officially been charged with first-degree murder along with 5 separate gun charges involved in the recent death of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Not surprisingly, upon his arrest Hernandez was immediately let go by the Patriots, and Sportscenter started to look more like Dateline, with nonstop coverage and up to the minute details of the troubled player’s apprehension and arraignment.

While it’s too early to make heads or tails of what really happened, there seems to be a mountain of circumstantial evidence against Hernandez, including video footage of him with the victim, and the fact that he very recently decided to destroy his cell phone and home security tapes.

If convicted, Hernandez will face life in prison, a prospect that unfortunately, many high profile athletes have faced before.
5 Famous Murder Cases Involving Athletes

2Rubin Carter

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In what is still known as one of the most famous wrongful convictions in US history, professional middleweight boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was arrested in connection with a triple murder back in 1966. The boxer was convicted, twice, in what was painted as a racially motivated crime that hinged on the testimony of two criminal witnesses that were later revealed to have received reduced sentences and money for their testimony. In 1985, the ruling was finally overturned and Carter was released from prison.

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